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Will my tooth change color after root canal treatment?

Teeth sometimes turn grey after root canal treatment. This is often a result of the medicated pastes that the dentist uses to clear the infection inside the tooth. For many back teeth, this is not a problem as they are not very visible. For a front tooth, turning grey may not match other front teeth. Ask your dentist about internal bleaching to help restore the tooth's natural color. Otherwise, a crown or veneer may be needed to mask the color and match the other teeth.

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Author: Dr Livia Naharnowicz BDSc, AAICD
First answered: 17 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Wisdom teeth


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